DOMOR: EL DORADO JUNIOR COLLtGE
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Dedication . . . .
WE, the staff, dedicate this 1946 edition of the Grizzly Growls, to a
man who has devoted his life for almost two decades to the moulding' and
shaping of the junior college. He was one of the first persons to endorse
the experiment of this type of education in Kansas and he has stuck with
it through thick and thin and has seen it flower into a strong and useful
institution. He is a quiet, calm man whose keen mind, cheerful smile and
sincere personality has guided the thoughts and actions of those who pass
through our portals to ways of higher living, who without his suggestions
and encouragements may have never completed their education.
Through his inspiration of courage, unselfishness and devoted love
we, the class of 1946 shall seek to become better citizens. We hereby re-
spectfully dedicate this book to our friend and dean, Earl Walker.
Wini Steiner, Student President
Earl Walker, Dean
Earl Walker, Dean
J. F. Hughes,
Superintendent of Schools
Standing left to right: Ralph Wallingford, Instrumental Music; Glen R. Smith, Com-
merce, Head of Dept. ; George H. Schoneberg, Industrial Education; Luther R.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Amy Laybourn, Hygiene; Marie Lafferty, Foods; Jeanette
Barbour, Vocal Music; Ferna E. Wrestler, Mathmetics; Myrrl Houck, Libriarian.
Not pictured: W. M. Grove, Biology; Joe Wallace, Athletics; C. Omer, Ethics.
Standing, left to right: L. W. Nixon, English; A. H. Cornwell, Social Science; S. H.
Coffman, Chemistry; Luke B. Headrick, Mechanical Drawing.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Cannon, Librarian; Virginia M. Davis, Commerce; Earl
Walker, Dean, Biology and Psychology; Gladys Beuchat, Modern Foreign Lan-
guages; Gene Shelden, Clothing.
First vow (left to right — Dean Walker, Beuchat, Keith, Steiner, Godding, Westler,
Second row — Schrepfer, McBride, Doane, Low, Walker, Siegrist, Baird, Shaffer.
Student Council meeting at eight-fifteen
And not a single council member to be seen
But we know at eight-twenty, they'll be there or bust
Because it's in these people that we've put our trust.
But even though Student Council members had as hard a time getting
out of bed as the rest of us, they really got a lot accomplished this year.
The campaign for student president was really a scorcher with many
signs, bands, posters, and editorials, but when Wini Steiner pulled out the
greatest number of votes, everyone was happy to cooperate.
Without our Student Council to start us talking and to back us up,
we might never have had : Freshman Initiation with the green, and the
purple and gold caps ; good support of bond and stamp drives ; Room 1-1,
unless hostesses had been provided ; and improved attendance at assemblies,
and the Grizzly Den. We certainly couldn't have had our blessed, longed-
for, begged-for, worked-for annual ; and we'd have missed the wonderful,
united school spirit we've all enjoyed.
Here's three cheers for Student Council, the listening and working
heart of Juco.
The officers this year are : President, Wini Steiner ; Vice President,
Mary Keith; Secretary, Vina Godding.
Arnall, Jo Ann
Keith, Mary Lou
Meyer, O. W. Jr.
Class of 1946
Now that we have finally reached our sophomore year in college, we
hate to see it pass. It is the end of many good times in Juco, but the
memories will keep us busy for years to come. We have, incidentally,
gained access to knowledge that will help us in the future. Our teachers
have not only instructed us in our classwork but also have become our
friends and advisors.
Even though we thought for awhile that we were in a girls' school,
we have now been encouraged. This last semester has shown a great in-
crease in th male population and without a doubt, this has increased our
activities to a large extent.
Judy Schrepfer, as president of the class, led us through Freshman
Initiation and other events too numerous to mention. Ada Low was vice
president and Violet Locke, secretary and treasurer.
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First Row — Kelley, McKinney, Moore, Rowe, Smith, Ashton, Bell, Beal, Fowler,
Hobson, Holladay, T. Ferguson.
Second Row — Grist, Binter, Allen, Persons, Mooers, Clymer, Wilson, Perry, Mathews,
Third Row — Oliver, Anglemyer, Walker, Heston, Coffman, W. Johnson, P. Johnson,
Black, Lehman, E. Johnson, Haring, Meyer, Swengel, Malcolm, E. Ferguson.
Not Pictured: O'Neal, Walk.
Welcome Back, Boys!
In Memoriam . . . .
E. J. C. Students Who Gave Their Lives
In Defense Of Their Country:
James J. Binter
Jodie R. Lowrance
J. W. Marsh
Freshmen - - Class of 1 947
The freshman class of '45 and '46 on that great day in September,
filed into the office to meet the Dean and face enrollment . . . the first
day was, as usual, a hub-bub of wondering how, when, and where.
After we became organized in the first class meeting, the problem of
whitewashing the letters on the hill presented itself .... (because of the
man-power shortage in the college, it became necessary for us to seek aid
from the sophomore class in this job).
We'll always remember that morning when requirements for initia-
tion day were posted.
After our nine weeks exams and our initiation day, we were full-
fledged freshmen. Some of our class will stay to become sophomores in
Juco and others will go, but none of us will forget our first year in college.
The officers this year are: President, Jim Fullinwider; Vice Presi-
dent, Dona Maddux; Secretary, Jane Schreck; Treasurer, Maxine Brad-
Treasurer - -
- Dona Maddu:
Row 1 — (left to right) Nufer, Pershall, Kelley, McKinney, Moore, Rowe, Smith, Hollis, Lehman, Black,
Row 2 — Hefty, Watts, Steiner, Dennis, Laybourn Smith, Bradbury, Bell, Nonken, Knollenberg,
Row 3 — Ashton, Allen, Persons, Bell, Clymer, Wilson, Bonnell, Fowler, Beal, McCoy, Perry.
Not Pictured: Mrs. Beatty, Gray, Walk, Woodward.
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Row 1 — Weber, Stroud, Overton, Haymes, Erdwien, Haines, Malcolm, Brammer, Seal, Parrish, Mason,
Row 2 — Waite, Mattix, Green, Trost, Snook, Doubek, Pipkin, Shaffer, Cruse, Barber, Maddux, Hig-
genbotham, Miller, Beuchat (sponsor).
Row 3 — Nixon (sponsor), Clark, Garcia, Allen, Knox, Shepherd, Jack, Arp, Murray, Knox, Godding,
Duncan, Helling, Doane, Grady, Harris, White, Fowler, Pizinger, Schreck, McGahan.
Phyllis Doane, Queen; John Brammer, King
Beginning course in Snackology
Hail to you Alma Mater
Visiting Day (true friends)
Staggerin' out (test day)
Got your algebra?
Waiting for the train to come in !
Seven come eleven
They Dood it!
Problems of the day.
It's amazing what make
up will do !
Why most men have
The last straw
Look at the birdie
Love those guys!
Smiles that make us happy
Suzie - Q
Wrong way Sparky
Ran out of film
Instructors in the Atlas
Get busy you Freshmen!
The Sen-Son Gang
Ladies in waiting?
All in a day's work!
Oh, but he's married
C. O.'s no doubt
Take it easy
Whatcha lookin for?
Aren't they cute?
Nice — ah-h-h
September 7, 1945
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November 29, 1945
December 2, 1945
December 5, 1945
December 13, 1945
December 22, 1945
January 3, 1946
January 18, 1946
January 21, 1946
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January 25, 1946
February 5, 1946
February 14, 1946
February 22-23, 1946
February 25, 1946
February 26, 1946
March 1-2, 1946
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May 19-24, 1946
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May 24, 1946
"Where do we go?" That was the question most freshmen and sophomores were ask-
ing as we went to our first assembly this morning.
Teachers had a hard time finding stray Freshmen about the building.
First International Relations Club meeting was held. Plans for another meeting are
being made for the election of officers.
Y. W. C. A. Get Acquainted Party. Approximately fifty girls came dressed as song
titles. We really had a gay old time.
Clubs organized and officers elected. Big plans are being made for the coming
Pi Delta Theta elected new members and they were initiated tonight. Fun was had
by everyone, even the new members.
Freshmen caps arrived, also Sophomores are wearing caps this year — gold and purple
too. They really look slick.
Thank heavens, one whole day holiday. I can't believe it. Wot'a relief. After two
months of hard work and no play. Teacher's meeting.
Jack and a few others were beginning to be dull.
Dean Walker is in the hospital. We all miss him very much, and hope he will be
back with us soon.
Grade cards out today. If we haven't made as good grades as we would like to,
let's get busy with those lessons and bring those grades up to where we will be proud
Thanksgiving vacation. We all give thanks for a holiday. Most of the teachers
have gone to their homes. We can have a little peace and quiet for a while.
Juco's got a Basketball team. We have great hopes for the team this year.
Back again. I dare not look at the bulletin board. There is a long list of tardies.
Cheerleaders were elected today. Cheer-leaders — basketball team — it all seems like
a dream of about four years ago.
New character makes her appearance in Juco today. She first dropped into Mr.
Nixon's second hour English Lit. class. She seems to have taken a liking to one of
our freshman boys. In fact she has captured everyone's heart around Juco. She has
been given the name of Betty Grable. We know that our new friend, Miss Grable
will never be able to make the honor roll on her grade points, for she can neither read
or write but she will definitely remain in all our hearts for her catnips and purrin'
ways — yes, you guessed it, Miss Grable is a kitten.
Christmas Holidays! Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us some good grades and an all
day sucker. Everybody's off for Home Sweet Home.
I made 60 per coming up those terrible steps just after the bell this morning. These
holidays are ruinous.
Those horrid exams are finally over and now all I can do is wait to see if I'm still
Hold everything! Juco was never like this. We have over 40 ex-G. I.'s enrolled this
morning and why wouldn't that make a difference.
Played Chanute in basketball and won 43-27. More fun!
Got quite an upset tonight when Ark City beat us in basketball. Well, we can't al-
Basketball plays a big part in our school. We won from Friends University tonight.
Ah! Valentine's Day. Cupid has been very good to us this year.
Played host to seven Junior Colleges at the basketball tournament,
of fun, especially since we won first honors.
Sophomore girls went to a wonderful dinner given by the B. P. W. C.
We had the school party tonight and everyone acted as if he had a good time.
Delegates went to the I. R. C. at Emporia. Reports are very good. How about that?
Pi Delta Theta presented "The Crimson Coconut," in order to raise money for the
Spring sports were started. Hurray!
Play cast was announced. Practice will start Monday.
The play was given. It was definitely a success. We had a lot of fun giving it too.
Y. W. Tea.
All the collegians in dress up attire made the spring formal smack of "real up town
stuff." Quite the best occasion of the season.
Exams, farewells — everything over for a wonderful year at college.
Tonight Baccalaureate services were held for Junior College and Senior High students.
Tonight was the last night of our Junior College experiences which we shall never
Really was a lot
First Row— (left to right) Beal, Coffman, Walker, Bell, Grist, Johnson, Binter, Swengel, Holladay,
Second Row — (left to right) Coach Groves, Brammer, Jones, Moore, Fullinwider, Hollis, Holladay,
Hobson, Ashton, Perry, Coach Wallace.
Not Pictured: Lehman, Black.
Resuming basketball after an absence
of two seasons the El Dorado Grizzlies made
an excellent showing.
Lack of sufficient interest and players
among some schools this year made league
play impractical. Games were scheduled
with schools that supported teams and much
interest was shown. With the war now over
and men returning to school it is believed
that athletics may resume their pre-war
schedule by next fall.
The Grizzlies began their season very
slowly, drawing heavily on the manpower
then enrolled. Experience was at a minimum
but enthusiasm was great. The second
semester brought back many former stu-
dents with more experience and the team
As a finale, the Grizzlies were hosts to
eight competing teams for an unofficial
state tournament. Much interest was shown
and many of the games were thrillers.
El Dorado went through the bracket unde-
feated by upsetting favored Kansas City
Junior College for the championship.
El Dorado 25
Ark City 21
St. John 47
Wichita U. "B" 46
Central College 50
St. John 43
Ark City 53
Central College 29
Friends U. 29
Friends U. 16
Wichita U. "B" 33
El Dorado 48
Dodge City 36
Kansas City 41
ON THE CINDERS
The Grizzlies ended the season of sports
with a good tennis and track team. The
The track team attended the K. U. relays
and several tournaments. For the first time
since 1942 Juco has boasted a track and
tennis team — they made an excellent show-
Varsity Club was formed second sem-
ester of this year when five former mem-
bers, of the returning veterans, came back
to enroll in Juco. Before the war this
was a fairly large organization which is
now composed of all men who have made a
letter in our interscholastic sports. We now
have representatives of the state cham-
pion football team of 1942 that won all
eight games of the season ; Bob Swen-
gel, Bill Binter, and Pieratt Johnson, Merle
Ayler is also a two year football letterman
playing on the 1940 and '41 teams that
had very successful seasons. Warren
Grist made his letter when he played on
the 1941 tennis team, Bob Swengle was a
member of our last track team before the
war brought that sport to a halt.
These five men were elected as offi-
cers of the club with Bob Swengle as pres-
ident, Bill Binter vice-president, Pieratt
Johnson secretary, Merle Ayler, treasurer,
and Warren Grist as the Student Council
representative. Our new coach, Joe Wal-
lace, who is also a returned serviceman, is
the sponsor. With this year's letter men
in basketball and track the organization
once again is active in school policies and
f" ' i
Judy Sehrepfer, Elvin Ferguson, Evelyn Shaffer.
Y. W. C. A.
To the National Y. W. C. A. Board, the El Dorado club is just one
of 1,418. Our club may seem small to them, but to the girls of Juco, it
holds a place of paramount importance. To the citizens of El Dorado it
gives an assurance that Christian living still exists in the younger circle.
New members were introduced into the Y. W. C. A. by a get-acquaint-
ed party in the library, given soon after school started.
At Christmas we had a caroling party. It was enjoyed both by the
Y. W. members, and our special guests, of the evening, the boys of Juco.
We had one day and one night meeting a month. The day meeting
was held during activity period. In these meetings we had special
programs and discussed social problems.
Our night meetings were parties and after the formal meeting, games
were played, and refreshments were served.
The curtain falls on the third act of "Last Stop" and Pi Delta Theta
has finished another successful year. Although we were unable to pre-
sent a fall play, the spring - play was a huge success.
Besides our main play, we had several smaller plays. Among these
were "Fatal Quest" and "The Crimson Cocoanut." The latter play
was given to raise money for this annual.
The most fun for the older members was the initiation. We really
gave it to them, since we had the chance.
The officers this year are: President, Judy Schrepfer; Vice-president,
Neil Erdwien; Secretary, Montie Brunson; Treasurer, Ada Low.
CAST FOR "LAST STOP"
Standing: Nixon, Stansbury, Mattix, Low, Godding, Schrepfer, Clymer, Harris, Johnson, Laybourn,
Gifford, McBride, Oliver.
Seated: Green, Steiner, Pipkin, Maddux, Swengel, Knollenberg, Duncan.
Not pictured: Heston.
Lights out. Curtain. Action. No, it's not the first nighters, it's only
the science club developing films in Mr. Coffman's basement. The club
membership more than doubled itself this year and we always had a gala
time. Especially the picnic out at the lake, with boy scout Wentling trying
to build a giant bonfire and everyone stuffing himself with hotdogs,
cokes and everything that goes with them. Then the parties in Mr. Coff-
man's basement. There were certainly some exciting ping pong tourna-
ments. Also, we got quite a bang out of the piano as we pounded out
"Corine, Corina," making the walls expand about two feet. Yep, we really
had lots of fun, not to mention how much we learned. Say, I didn't know
Mr. Coffman was so good at telling fish stories. The officers this year
were: Ada Low, president; Phyllis Doane, vice-president; and Dona Mad-
International Relations Club
Did you know that if the British Isles were not near Europe, there
would be no English Channel? How did I get so smart? International
Relations Club, of course. Remember those wonderful times we had dis-
cussing everything from kings to buck privates? There were service men
to tell of their experiences in foreign countries and among strange people,
book reports, and discussion groups which presented challenging material
for our consideration. The climax of the year's activity was the Inter-
national Relations Club's annual convention held in Emporia in March.
It was the first such convention to be held in three years, and El Dorado
Juco sent five delegates who participated in the activities of the conven-
tion. The club has helped this year to crystallize the thinking of Juco
students on the international scene. Mr. Cornwell is the sponsor of this
"The Voice" — that's what the Grizzly Growls is (and we think it's
even better than Sinatra!) Darleen Davis, Dona Maddux, Mary Mattix and
Mary Lou Keith as editors and a lot of super sleuths on the staff tore their
hair every Tuesday trying to get the paper ready and when it came out on
Friday in the Butler County News it was a school paper of poems, quota-
tions, gossip, editorials, features, and accounts of school activities of which
Juco could rightly be proud. The best edition of the Growls was the Christ-
mas one of two full pages. Mr. Nixon it was, who, as sponsor, had to "wade"
through all the articles and finally, they met with his approval, (aha,
there's the rub!) put his "ok" on them. In addition to working on the
paper, the journalism students had several parties and picnics, all of which
adds up to a lot of fun !
Seated (left to right) — Maddux, Davis, Steiner, Schrepfer, Bechtold, Marquardt, Mattix.
Standing (left to right) — McBride, Clark, Baird, Fowler, Nixon, Schreck, Erdwien, Mason, Sparks,
Brunson, Low, Keith, Arnall.
A BIT OF MADNESS
We racked our brains, we tore our hair.
Sometime we said we didn't care,
But still we slaved and did our best,
And the little tin can did all the rest.
Now finances kept us raving mad,
And even at times a little sad.
The writeups we begged and pleaded for
And to sell an annual we pleaded more.
So here it is and may it be
The best one you will ever see!
(Left to right — Low, Erdwien, Godding, Doane, Maddux, Davis, Mattix, Barber, Schrepfer, Steiner.
Not pictured: Clymer, Miss Beuchat, Miss Wrestler.
Editor - - Doris Darleen Davis
Associate Editor - Dona Maddux
Business Managers - Phyllis Doane
Vina Lou Godding
Norma Ruth Barber
- Winifred Steiner
- Montie Brunson
Jo Ann Arnall
Art Editor -
Typists : -
of the toil, sweat and gray hairs that have develop-
ed, during the publication of this 1946 Grizzly Growls, I
should like to extend my apologies for being so tyrannical as
to cause them.
Words cannot express my wholehearted gratitude for the
cooperation and assistance shown by all members of the staff
for it has been a pleasure and an honor to work with such
Because it is impossible to list all those who contributed
to making our book a success I should like to give recognition
to those who helped so very much. I am grateful to Dean
Walker, Mr. Nixon, Mr. Headrick, Mr. Cornwell, Mr. Schone-
berg, Mr. Omer, Mr. Smith and all other faculty members;
the caretakers of the building; Mrs. J. C. Mattox, the Board of
Education and the El Dorado businessmen for all suggestions
and contributions given ; the student council and the student
body as a whole and especially Jane Schreck, Margaret Baird,
Mary Lou Keith, Vivian McBride, Pauline Fowler, Corrine
Bechtold, Pieratt Johnson, Chuck Hollis, Neil Erdwien,
Evelyn Shaffer and Velda Marquardt, who have helped so
much in the composition.
I also wish to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Bud and Roy
Thompson, Mr. Paul F. Dunn, Mr. J. W. Greenbank and Mr.
Frank Adrian for their fine work we now display.
I wish to thank all other persons or organizations whom
I have neglected to mention. I sincerely trust that this book
lives up to all the expectations of the student body and I hope
that in the years to come the happiness and good times found
in this school year may be reflected in these pages ....
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